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October 14, 2012 7:04:14 PM

Ok, After doing tons of research and asking several people, i have made this my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kjob

The only question i have about it is the HDD. I have read about a lot of horror stories about the WD Caviar Black and just wanted some opinions on it.

EDIT: Do you think i should get the Samsung 840 Series SSD or the 830 Series?

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October 14, 2012 7:10:16 PM

1.) The PRO is a good mobo, but if you're not going to use all of its features, get a cheaper mobo.
2.) Get 8GB of RAM, but if you really want 16GB, then get it, but 8GB is the betetr option.
3.) Getting 2x 680's is a bad idea. 2x 670's will save you $200 and you'll get 90% of the performance.
4.) Get Windows 7 Home Premium. Professional doesn't offer any substantial benefits.

I have a WD, and I've used several of their HDD's. They're good. Generally, Seagate has a higher failure rate.
October 14, 2012 7:14:52 PM

Yup, I don't really think anyone needs the PRO mobo anymore witht he normal one being so good. 8GB is more than enough RAM for doing anything. As obsama said, two 670s will be WAY more efficient.
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October 14, 2012 7:15:55 PM

obsama1 said:
1.) The PRO is a good mobo, but if you're not going to use all of its features, get a cheaper mobo.
2.) Get 8GB of RAM, but if you really want 16GB, then get it, but 8GB is the betetr option.
3.) Getting 2x 680's is a bad idea. 2x 670's will save you $200 and you'll get 90% of the performance.
4.) Get Windows 7 Home Premium. Professional doesn't offer any substantial benefits.

I have a WD, and I've used several of their HDD's. They're good. Generally, Seagate has a higher failure rate.

I have 16gb of RAM because people tell me it help with rendering.
Ill switch to home premium


Does VRAM actually help in higher resolutions. i plan to use nvidia surround and people you ned more VRAM. is this true??
October 14, 2012 7:19:11 PM

If you're doing rendering, stick with 16GB.

If you're doing 3x monitors, I'd get the 4GB version. Because when you do SLI, only one of the card's VRAM is used. Thus, get 2x 4GB versions.
October 14, 2012 7:30:04 PM

I was reading some reviews on the Pro and i was wondering if the ram will for with sli 670's
October 14, 2012 7:32:48 PM

What do you mean? I can't understand your question.
October 14, 2012 7:36:22 PM

obsama1 said:
What do you mean? I can't understand your question.

Will there be enough room to space to fit 2 gtx 670's and 4X4 16gb ram.

such as the video cards overlapping the ram slots
October 14, 2012 7:39:15 PM

Video cards will never interfere with RAM. The only interference to worry about is CPU cooler-RAM interference.
October 14, 2012 7:53:03 PM

obsama1 said:
Video cards will never interfere with RAM. The only interference to worry about is CPU cooler-RAM interference.


ok, so do you know if the 212 hyper evo will interfere with the ram?
October 14, 2012 8:17:53 PM

Is his 750watt PSU enough to power 680s in SLI. I think that's kind of cutting it close. I would be skeptical even if they were 670s.

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October 14, 2012 8:19:56 PM
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Yes, get a 850w PSU. That will provide enough power.
October 14, 2012 9:53:43 PM

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